Title IX and the Spatial Content of Female Employment—Out of the Lab and into the Labor Market
Sports participation is a leading environmental explanation of the male advantage in some spatial skills. We exploit the large increase in females’ high school sports participation due to Title IX to test this hypothesis. We relate Title IX induced increases in females’ sport participation to the spatial content of their occupational employment as captured by Dictionary of Occupational Titles codes, and a test of three dimensional spatial rotation. We find little evidence that this increase in sports participation had an impact on either of these measures.
Baker gratefully acknowledges the research support of a Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto. We thank Jessica Burley and Rebecca Clark for excellent research assistance and Diane Halpern and Gary Solon for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Michael Baker & Kirsten Cornelson, 2019. "Title IX and the Spatial Content of Female Employment—Out of the Lab and into the Labor Market," Labour Economics, . citation courtesy of